November 28th, 2006

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This morning, announcements and reminders, before we get on to the work.

First off today is Carnival day! Of course, it's on the shelves already, but Amazon will ship it to you now. And may I say, it makes a lovely if nihilistic holiday gift. But then, what's not nihilistic about consumer culture?

(I was at Barnes & Ignoble yesterday, and they had a great big stack of them on the new releases shelf. It does a bitty author's heart good, it does.)

In other news, I've joined the cast and crew at, and will be doing a monthly column for them. (On the seventh of the month.)

And in other other news, I'll be doing an author chat on December 4th at The Lost and the Damned.

And now I need to eat something and go work on "Lumiere." Thankfully, it's not a gym day, which opens out my schedule some. Considering how hard I worked out yesterday, actually, I'm not sore at all. Although I think, like dancinghorse's stud horse, I may be sucking my neck into my spinal column this week.

It feels kind of odd. I don't recommend it.

I suspect it has something to do with the cat stealing my pillows, actually.
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what I do when I'm supposed to be writing, part six thousand

[12:14] tanaise: I liked this song better before I realized it's Jon Lovitz singing with Robbie Williams.
[12:24] matociquala: I'm discovering that I really like Das Ich
[12:25] matociquala: stillsostrange will be so proud
[12:50] tanaise: hee.  I told netflix I wanted to watch Harry Potter and the Prisoner and it suggested I might like this movie.
[12:51] matociquala: well, seems logical.
[12:52] tanaise: yes, I'm sure my small children will enjoy that. :)
[12:53] *** atheilen has joined the chat.
[12:53] atheilen: hi
[12:53] jmeadows: hi Sarah
[12:54] atheilen: 'jodi!
[12:55] matociquala: Hi Sarah
[12:55] matociquala: The slash fans have googlebombed the system. *g*
[12:55] atheilen: which slash fans?
[12:55] atheilen: what system?
[12:56] jmeadows: THE system
[12:56] tanaise: the Patriarchy.
[12:57] matociquala: Yanno, if the slash fans could in fact googlebomb the Patriarchy...
[12:57] matociquala: ...that would be really cool.
[12:59] atheilen: how would one go about googlebombing the patriarchy?
[12:59] atheilen: cause i want to! :D
[13:00] matociquala: Apparently, by renting Harry Potter movies and off-color comedy movies simultaneously
[13:01] atheilen: funny
[13:02] atheilen: i have done that
[13:03] matociquala: See, you're part of the problem!
can't sleep books will eat me

we're never going to survive unless we go a little crazy

You know, it's my own damned fault, but I have somehow painted myself into a corner where I am writing a scene in which the vampire meanders angstfully down the predawn streets of early-19th-century Paris while being taunted by ghostly wolves.

Honest. It's better than it sounds. I fervently hope.

Meanwhile, on a brief break from the trite vampiric predawn streets of Paris, I have discovered two things. One, desperance writes like a bloody-minded angel. And two, from Publisher's Lunch, I think....

Campbell-Award winning author of CARNIVAL Elizabeth Bear’s ALL THE WINDWRACKED STARS, BY THE MOUNTAIN BOUND, and THE SEA THY MISTRESS, a Norse-influenced post-apocalyptic steampunk noir fantasy series, to Beth Meacham at Tor, in a very nice deal*, by Jennifer Jackson at the Donald Maass Literary Agency (World).

So it's official. And stuf.

*And no, that code word doesn't mean I'm getting the next round, but it does mean you can tell me to shut up now....

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by sort-of request--

If you want to have spoilery conversations or ask questions about Carnival, and you don't want to take it over to worldwire, you may do it here.

I'll put my fingers in my ears. Unless you don't want me to.
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